These flat irons and straightening brushes, which range in both price and style, got rave reviews from the GolfHr Institute Beauty Lab, beauty editors, and thoughtful reviewers across the internet. If you're looking for sleek and glamorous hair, consider the following tools for your next beauty buy.
This lesser-known brand made a great impression when it was available on Amazon (you can now buy it at ), where . "It allows my hair to glide so smoothly through the plates, never snagging it," says one shopper. "I can straighten or curl with this straightener and it works great," says another.
Though it looks high tech with an LCD screen, this budget-friendly straightener has impressed Amazon reviewers everywhere. "I have very thick curly/wavy hair and in a matter of 45 minutes my hair was the straightest I’ve ever been able to get it by doing my hair on my own," , who said her straight hair managed to endure the state's humid climate.
If you prefer straightening brushes to irons, this compact one is great to bring on the go. And if you prefer irons, don't be surprised if this Beauty Breakthrough Award winner converts you. "My hair straightened faster than with a flat iron," one Beauty Lab tester notes. "I would switch to this."
One of the winners of our 2014 Hair Awards, this straightener is a must for anyone living in a humid area. In the Beauty Lab's tests, it tamed frizz in up to 80% relative humidity.
I'm a big fan of this clever brush because it requires absolutely no styling skills to transform your hair into smoother strands, and lacks static to boot. I use it whenever my hair is misbehaving but doesn't need to be stick-straight.
The negative ion technology in this brightly colored iron leaves straightened hair with much more shine, and Ulta shoppers love how well it works on frizz. "It glides thru my frizzy curly hair with no snagging," one five-star reviewer says. "It also makes wonderful beach waves."
With over 500 five star reviews on Ulta, it's safe to say people are obsessed with this product from BaBylissPRO. One customer raved, "I have had my Nano Titanium Ultra thin Straightening Iron for about 6 years and it still works beautifully!"
This is my go-to straightener when I need to make my wavy, frizzy hair as straight as possible. I love how quickly it heats up — it makes a cute little sound when it's ready — and in two years of using it, I've never had a snag.
If you find yourself heading to the Drybar too often, or want salon quality hair, this tool is the one for you. Sephora shoppers love it, and one reviewer said it helped straighten her fine, but thick hair. "This iron is gentle but high-powered enough to tame my frizz," she wrote.
This Beauty Breakthrough Award winner impressed the Beauty Lab with its quick heat-up and automatic shut-off capabilities. "The switch-free iron reached a steady temperature in only 30 seconds," one Beauty Lab tester reports, "and it shut down automatically when it detected no movement for 35 seconds."
Vibrating plates may sound like a silly feature, but they make all the difference to Sephora shoppers. "The vibrating feature is a huge plus as it does make the process a lot quicker," one reviewer says about this negative-ion iron. "Doesn't feel crunchy, dry or dull. LOVE!"
While this is one of many attachments to Dyson's newest styling tool, it is bound to give you smooth hair in minutes. With wet to dry styling, it dries and straightens your hair at the same time.
When you're tired of all things straight, why not switch to squiggles?